Pondy Stories - Day Excursion


Day Excursion Duration - 2 Hours  |   Location - Pondicherry   |   Timing - 07.00 AM to 09.00 AM or 05.00 PM to 07.00 PM

Get closer to Pondicherry’s history and local life

Early morning or evening take a walk stroll through the French boulevard and Tamil Quarter with a Storyteller. Settled by the French in the 18th century, Pondicherry retains a quiet colonial atmosphere with wide shady streets lined with colorful stucco houses. Since then Pondicherry has attracted travellers from all parts of India and the world such as revolutionary thinkers, yoga-enthusiasts, peace-seekers, etc...

Walk through the White town (as the French quarter is popularly known as) while our Storyteller relates the introduction of the French influence and the history behind what you see around. A century of French occupation has left a distinct mark in the cultural legacy of Pondicherry. Many of its building have been considered as heritage sites.

In addition to the French influence, pass by the Ashram quarter and learn about Sri Aurobindo, a revolutionary freedom fighter from East India who introduced integral yoga to the world. Sri Aurobindo Ashram is an integral part of the town. Also be introduced to The Mother, who followed her vision to reach Pondicherry. The duo’s spiritual journey forms the core of one of India’s famous ashrams. They are the inspiration for many that came to Pondicherry in search of integral yoga.

Follow your journey toward the Tamil quarter and learn the anecdotes about the distinctiveness of Franco-Tamil culture and its different languages. Discover the lifestyle & heritage of the people.

Suggestion: Have a typical South Indian Tamil lunch or dinner at the heritage hotel Maison Perumal situated in the Tamil Quarter to unwind your tour.

DAY EXCURSION INCLUDES
  • English speaking guide for the whole tour
  • Entrances fees
  • All taxes
DAY EXCURSION EXCLUDES
  • Food dishes
  • Transportation

Pondy Stories on Bicycle


Early morning or evening enjoy a bicycle tour through the French district and the Tamil quarter with a Storyteller. Pass by the white town (as the French quarter is popularly known as) with its heritage colonial buildings, keep biking toward the Tamil quarter and learn the anecdotes of the distinctiveness of Franco-Tamil culture, creating a fusion of diversity in the air of Pondy...

DAY EXCURSION INCLUDES
  • Bicycle rental
  • English speaking guide for the whole tour
  • Entrances fees
  • All taxes
DAY EXCURSION EXCLUDES
  • Transportation by car